I needed to get away from the house. Being housebound does not a healthy mind make. The destination, I guess, didn’t matter considering I geared for the library but wound up at the beach, and didn’t mind. Twice in three days… I did mind that. It was a day of playing random music with the iPhone… and again wondering why the heck Bob Dylan made “Ring Them Bells”.
I noticed the purple flowers are (or were) in style— as seen outside some businesses and neighborhoods, on the way to the beach, and even in our own town. The above appear to be garden phlox… but I’m not sure.
Summer solstice is now only forty days away. But spring here still has a ways to go. The birds may be singing, and the seasonal clothes may be lighter, but the leaves and buds are still in their early stages.
Frost advisories, yay. 😐 The estimated overnight low is 42°F (and colder in some parts). Still okay during the day— so far, I’ve braved the (moderate) climate, sporting a jacket only when there’s rain.
The decline in sunlight and heat hasn’t stopped all growth. Some flowers have held together… or even bloom, possibly.
These two stood out; I thought they were white, but on second glance I noticed a purplish tint to them.
Last week of the season. More red leaves are showing up, and the temperatures are dropping with them, into the 40s F. At least where I live.
September 11 was not only the 15th anniversary for the worst day of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, it was also a day of debris at home. Powerful winds and thunderstorms. Dark skies during the day, and, for some odd reason, the ground was dry in the afternoon.
Most of the greens are still mostly green. Maybe not quite verdant now, but in the green range.
And the digital lens on the smartphone camera is still too sensitive.
The flowers at USM Portland are still vibrant.
Yes, after months of virtual solitude, I finally got off the property. The main impetus: uploading large files because I don’t have inexpensive broadband at home. Unfortunately, no one seemed to appreciate what I uploaded… countless hours of fixing up music to sound much better, and… sigh, I guess I did it for me alone, then. (It was game level music, but still…)
2015 was the first full year that I had a camera to work with, and some photos didn’t make it; so, to complete the picture (pun intended), I began a short Year In Photos series in January—broken into parts because there are too many in mind to put into one post.
So without further ado, part 2: organic life.
And nothing was more stunning in my vision than the HD flower photos. …Unfortunately, the camera app’s color tone setting is automatic (not optional)…
Burgers and hot dogs, walking under a hot sun, sweating. Be sure to thank the birds …’cause they eat the danged insects.
Well, it’s the end of the season. The calendar puts the autumnal equinox at 4:21 a.m., so I’m literally kind of doing this at the last minute… I’d considered doing something “The Last Leg of Summer” weeks ago, but didn’t have it in me, or enough photos.